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(#936) Louis D (Dallas, TX)
10/20/1990 in Jekyll Island, GA  EVENT: 37th Georgia State Convention  TYPE: AA, Male, Story

Sober 15 years, funny, poised and powerful, Louis was married to Erline for 31 years at the time of this talk.

A 5'2" doctor and psychiatrist specializing in Alcohol and Drug Dependency. 99.9% of what he learned to get certified he learned in AA. Born in Wagner, OK in 1938 youngest of 7 and the only boy. Raised by his grandmother.

There is alcoholism all through his family. He swore to his grandmother he would never drink. He made it through medical school, came back and drank it all away in 11 months. He also became drug dependent through his own prescriptions. He was taken to the hospital near death.

He shares how his sponsor took him through the steps of ego defaltion to a spiritual experience. He goes back through the steps about every three years.

(57 min) (13.2 MB) (id#936)